Food Corporation of India (FCI) Current Affairs, GK & News

Online Storage Management (OSM) System

Central government is set to roll out a digital system called “Online Storage Management (OSM)” from April 1, 2022 in a bid to bring in operational efficiency in storage, movement and distribution of food grains under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). Online Storage Management System The online storage management system would provide real time data ..

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5-point Reform agenda for FCI

On the 58th Foundation Day of Food Corporation of India (FCI), the food Minister Shri Piyush Goyal released a “5-point reform agenda for FCI”. It is also called “5 Sutras”. The agenda aims to improve FCI and its progress. What are the five points? To change the public perception of FCI. Currently the public see ..

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Ashwini Kumar Choubey inaugurates FCI laboratory in Gurugram

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) under Department of Food & Public Distribution (DFPD) developed its first State-of-art Quality Control Laboratory to conduct in house testing of food grain samples. Key Points Laboratory was set up under the guidance of “Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysuru, Karnataka. Quality Control Laboratory will test food grain ..

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NITI Aayog submits first list of 12 PSUs for Privatisation

The government’s think tank, NITI Aayog has submitted the first list comprising of 12 Public Sector Undertakings that will be privatized under the centre’s privatisation drive. Highlights The list submitted by the NITI Aayog includes the PSUs in strategic sectors. This list will now be reviewed by Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) ..

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PM-KISAN Scheme: Rs 18,517 crores released

On May 14, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme. This will help benefit 9.25 crores of families. Highlights The Government of India has so far released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme since the lock down. The funds were released as a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana. ..

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Massive Exercise to supply pulses and food grains to 80 crore people

On May 8, 2020, Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan announced that NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited) is to provide free pulses for three months to more than 19.5 crore households for three months. Highlights On one side, the GoI is undergoing the procurement process on ..

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